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Cabwaylingo State Forest

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Other Names

Hatfield Mccoy Trails, Tick Ridge Campground, Spruce Creek Campground

Last Known StatusOpen

This state forest features over 100 miles of motorized trails that are open to all OHV types. The trails are mostly hard packed with crushed gravel, making it perfect for beginners or a group ride. Bear, turkey and raccoon are among the many types of wildlife you may encounter here.

The forest has two designated campgrounds with direct trail access but also offers 14 cabin rentals, each with electric, water, linens, restrooms and a kitchen. Reservations are required which can be done online. Additional lodging can be found at Rustic Ravines, which features cabin rentals with modern amenities (RV sites coming soon), guided tours, trail riding permits and maps. Visitors can ride directly from the property and access Cabwaylingo State Forest via county and dirt roads.

The trails are marked and form long multiple loops through a dense hardwood trees with lots of shallow stream crossings and rolling hills.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesHatfield McCoy Trails Permit
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedNoAll riders, drivers and passengers must have a valid Hatfield McCoy Trails Permit affixed to the helmet.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (99 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers Four WheelersPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4 & Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Permitted
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYes
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
camping not permitted on trail system or at staging areas
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingNoriding hours are from sunrise to sunset
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep vehicle on trail
AlcoholProhibited
Rule EnforcementYesDedicated Rangers/Officers
Armed OfficersJeep/SUV Patrol
Trails patrolled by WV DNR Police Officers.
CommentTick Ridge Campground has 8 primitive sites, Spruce Creek Campground has six sites with electric and water hookups, 5 primitive sites.
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TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandState Forest

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
RidingYes ($26.50 per rider)
Non-Residents - $50/rider. If purchased online add $4.50/shipping and handling.
CampingYes
Tent: $23.00
RV: $33.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Spruce Creek Campground Fees - $23/tent $33/RV. Tick Ridge Campground $18-$30/night depending on campsite. Call for cabin rental rates.
CommentPermits are valid through December 31 of the year purchased. All riders, drivers and passengers must have a valid Hatfield McCoy Trails Permit affixed to the helmet.

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityDunlow, WV
AddressTick Ridge Access Road, Wilsondale, WV 25699
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Dunlow, WV
1) Take Hwy 152 South 5.5 miles
2) Turn right (west) onto Tick Ridge Access Road.

For Spruce Creek Campground:
3) Continue south past Tick Ridge Access Road 2.5 miles
4) Look for campground sign, turn here.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoHatfield Mccoy Trails Welcome Center
P.O. Box 146
Man, WV 25635
(800) 592-2217
info@trailsheaven.com
trailsheaven.com
CommentMailing Address
Contact InfoCabwaylingo State Forest
4279 Cabwaylingo Park Road
Dunlow, WV 25511
(304) 385-4255
cabwaylingosf@wv.gov
wvstateparks.com
Contact InfoRustic Ravines
2575 Hampton Ridge Road
Genoa, WV 25517
(304) 385-1085
rusticravines@gmail.com
affordablewestvirginiacabinrentals.com
CommentCabin rentals and vendor for Hatfield McCoy Trail Permits

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TERRAIN

Approx Size8,300 acres (13 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail100
Climate TypeForest
Elevation720 to 1020 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis state forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis state forest has no roads.None
IntersectionsThis trail has many intersections.Many
Rider TrafficThe state forest has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
ShadeThis state forest has almost all shaded areas.All
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has little intermediate level terrain.Little
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (NE)James Grocery (304) 385-4346
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (NE)James Grocery (304) 385-4346
Potable Water WaterOn SiteSpruce Creek Campground (304) 385-4255
RV Hookups RV HookupOn SiteSpruce Creek Campground (304) 385-4255
RV Dump Station RV DisposalOn SiteSpruce Creek Campground (304) 385-4255
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteTick Ridge Campground (304) 385-4255
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (NE)James Grocery (304) 385-4346
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